Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'
Tulip 'Barbados'

Tulip 'Barbados'

Tulip 'Barbados'

5 bulbs — £6.25

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You can expect your order in September 2024

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Description

Vivid. Bold. Dramatic. Those who have grown Tulip 'Barbados' have used these words to describe its spectacular deep vermillion red, heavily fringed petals. This is an exotic tulip with flowers that will be the first thing anyone sees when they enter the garden. The blooms, which appear over several weeks in spring, stand out beautifully from the classic mid-green leaves. This is a very strong grower, but it also has a delightfully sweet fragrance! 

Suitable for growing in beds, borders and patio containers, Tulip 'Barbados' is so versatile when it comes to colour matching. It will mix well both with plants of contrasting colours (such as yellow or white), or harmonious colours (such as pink or cream). And those wishing to make a statement in their garden could even plant it with hot, vibrant colours in the same family (such as orange or purple). Do not forget, too, that the strong stems will make this tulip perfect for cutting and bringing indoors for vase decoration. Tulip 'Barbados' is in the tulip Division 7, known as the Fringed Group.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Barbados'

  • Tulip group

    Fringed or Crispa (7)

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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